Today the toddlers have spent time washing the babies and their clothes using lots of bubbles.
We also choose lots of different materials to decorate our ginger bread houses, each child made their own design.
This week the children have been talking about the gingerbread man. We read the story and the children decided that they wanted to bake their own. We looked on the computer for the recipe and together we chose the perfect one. The children enjoyed creating their own gingerbread men.
We started off by measuring out the ingredients.
“300 is a lot of flour”
We then combined them all together in a bowl and mixed them.
“I’m using my big strong muscles to mix the ingredients”
We then measured out the perfect amount of butter.
“This is a lot of butter”
Once we had made a dough we rolled it out flat.
“I’m rolling it”
We then used our cutters to cut out our gingerbread men shapes
“Mine is going to be the biggest”
Once our gingerbread men were cooked and had cooled down, we decorated them.
“i’m putting buttons on my one”
“I just want icing on mine”
Today the toddlers have enjoyed the story of the Gingerbread Man. They have had fun making playdough then using cutters to make the gingerbread man adding on buttons and wiggly eyes to bring him to life.
We have also used the gingerbread man and cut round his body and used art materials to decorate him.
This week marks World Book Week and our focus is on the traditional tale ‘The Gingerbread Man’. We have been having lots of fun outdoors exploring the story in different ways; expressing our mark making and further developing our story telling and creative skills.
Mark making using ginger scented sensory trays.
Retelling the story with our gingerbread man small world.
Making our own gingerbread men using loose parts and collage.
Run, run as fast as you can! You can’t catch me, I’m the gingerbread man!